11 days in Washington State Itinerary

11 days in Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Washington State trip itinerary builder

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Fly to Portland International Airport, Drive to Goldendale
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Goldendale
— 1 day
Drive
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Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Townsend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Goldendale

— 1 day
Goldendale is a rural agricultural city and county seat of Klickitat County, Washington, United States, near the Columbia River Gorge. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Stonehenge Memorial, contemplate the long history of Maryhill Museum of Art, and then learn about winemaking at Maryhill Winery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Goldendale trip itinerary planner.

Houston to Goldendale is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Goldendale. Traveling from Houston in March, things will get slightly colder in Goldendale: highs are around 58°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Goldendale

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

Vancouver

— 1 night
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. State of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at George C. Marshall House, contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Officers' Row.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Goldendale to Vancouver takes 2 hours. In March in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

Olympic National Park

— 2 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruby Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach. On your second day here, trek along Second Beach Trail and then admire all the interesting features of Hurricane Ridge.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip maker site.

Explore your travel options from Vancouver to Olympic National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Vancouver in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Townsend.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

Port Townsend

— 2 nights
Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stop by Chimacum Corner Farmstand, contemplate the long history of The Starrett House Inn, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fort Worden State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, explore the world behind art at Jefferson Museum of Art & History, and then stroll through Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Townsend sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Port Townsend. In March in Port Townsend, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oak Harbor.

Things to do in Port Townsend

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island

— 1 night
Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the activities along Deception Pass State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Dugualla State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Casey State Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oak Harbor online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Port Townsend to Oak Harbor in 1.5 hours. In March in Oak Harbor, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Oak Harbor

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

Seattle

— 4 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Get some cultural insight at Pike Place Market and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. Step out of Seattle to go to Snoqualmie and see Snoqualmie Falls, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint James Cathedral, stroll around Kerry Park, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle tour builder website.

You can drive from Oak Harbor to Seattle in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:

Washington State travel guide

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Art Galleries · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.